Sunday, May 27, 2012

Altitude 500 Parcelles Saint Nicolas Ventoux, 2009

This and the two wines to follow (above rather than below) are good examples of the kind of Southern Rhone that I like. Each has its own personality.

Deep crimnson with a youthful purplish tint at the rim. Flowers and spice to go along with the boysenberry fruit. An elegant profile. Peppery spice again on the palate--restrained but insistent. A wine that grows on you over the course of a meal. Velvety texture with nice degree of pepperiness on the finish. 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah. 14.5% alcohol.

I had the 2007 Altitude 500 about a year ago and was quite impressed. This 2009 is maybe not quite as good but comes close.

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